Charles Pike is quickly becoming a very serious problem. When we first met him a few episodes ago, I would have never guessed that he was going to have such a large and revolutionary role on the show. After all, he was one of the Farm Station survivors and that was great, right? More people survived! We met Monty’s mom! Everything was great – or as great as it can be when it comes to the dystopian world of THE 100.
But now… He used the Ice Nation attack on Mount Weather to further his own agenda and convinced more than half of Arkadia that Abby and Kane didn’t know what the hell they were doing and, therefore, were not fit to lead their people. Then, as if all of the above wasn’t enough, he broke the tentative truce Abby, Kane and Clarke had worked so hard to achieve with the Commander and led his men to slaughter hundreds of Grounders, who were surrounding Arkadia to protect the camp from any further attack from the Ice Nation. It was a total massacre. The shot over that field with hundreds of bodies was heartbreaking and completely, completely sickening.
And worst of all, he used Bellamy’s grief to manipulate him into helping him, and convinced him of his completely delusional beliefs. Pike is a menace and he needs to be stopped. He has already started a war, even though Lexa agreed to not retaliate (in a very surprising turn of events). The guy crashes on Earth and thinks he has any more right to it than the Grounders, who have been living here for the past hundred years through every kind of horror imaginable. This is their home, Pike. Not yours. Get off your high and mighty horse and show them some respect.
What I don’t understand, however, is why Bellamy is going along with this. He is already showing some regret over what he has participated in, and I honestly thought that Clarke would be able to knock some sense into him. When he told Pike they had gone too far, and then later, when we learn that he let Indra live and Octavia manages to sneak Clarke into camp to talk to him, I thought this was the light at the end of the tunnel. Maybe he could be their inside man, working with Clarke and Abby and Kane to take down Pike. But, alas, that was not the case. Instead, he betrayed Clarke, handcuffed her and was ready to feed her to the sharks in a turn of events so shocking, that it honestly gave me a whiplash.
Who is this guy? Because that’s not the Bellamy Blake I have come to know and love over the course of two seasons. I seriously don’t understand. Octavia had to attack her brother, in order to free Clarke, because he just wouldn’t budge. So what gives, Bellamy? What is really going on here, because I can’t see this being Pike just completely brainwashing you.
The only good thing to come out of this whole mess is that I can already see an alliance forming between Octavia and Clarke, and I am willing to bet that this will play a major role in Bellamy’s redemption down the line. What Pike has managed to do was to create a tiny, resistant cell within Arkadia that has access to grounder information. When Kane hands a radio to Octavia and tells her to stay close and keep in touch, this is the beginning of an internal war. Pike has not only started a war against the Grounders, but he will soon realize that he will have to deal with a war among his own people.
Meanwhile, Thelonius returned to Arkadia spewing out his crazy talk about the City of Light. While most people think he is completely bonkers, he does manage to get through to Raven eventually, exploiting the fact that she is in excruciating pain. So he hands her that magic pill and when she takes it, she sees Thelonius’ imaginary lady in red friend.
Now this was a twist that I did not see coming. Out of all the people to jump on this guy’s bandwagon to looneyville, Raven was probably one of the very last people I would have ever imagined to do so. But if what we saw in the promo for next week is any indication, Raven will play a major role in getting people to follow Thelonius.
In another shocking turn of events, Lexa agrees to not follow the ways of her people of “blood must have blood” and decides not to retaliate. This girl is seriously smitten with Clarke. That is the only explanation for her to not avenge the senseless deaths of her own people, who were only guarding the Sky People.
And this is going to be her downfall. Mark my words.
A new episode of THE 100 airs on February 25 at 9/8C on The CW.